Thursday, January 13, 2011

Traveling Routine & A favor to ask....

First, the favor I suppose.....  I must have tricked someone with either a naked picture of myself (here, here, or here if you are interested.....perv) or possibly a crude poop joke or two because I was nominated as one of the "2010 Top Ten Best Endurance Sports Blogs".  Check the list out on EveryManTri.com.  There are some MEGA bloggers on there - Steve in a Speedo or DC Rainmaker to name a few.

So, if you would like, head over to http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/2011/01/and-the-2010-top-ten-best-endurance-sports-blogs-are.html and click the little voter button by whichever blog you want.  If it is mine - cool.  If not, that is just fine too.  I'm honestly not in the same league as some of those bloggers and am just excited to be a part of the running.

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How many unread blogs I have right now. Ugg
As I was sitting around before my run on the toilet waiting for my coffee to kick in (if you know what that means, you're reading the right blog) I saw a post by Andrew at Running Man WannaBe.  He was tagged for the Stylish Blogger Award (I was too - by Rose! Hooray!)  One of his 7 things about him was as follows: "I get excited when Adam reads a month's worth of blog one evening and then pees on the corner posts".  Guilty.  (By the way, the run was 8 miles at 7:25 pace - very solid run)

I seem to be a bit of a binge blog reader as of late which I think is mostly due to the fact that I am now working in town.

For those of you that don't remember, I'm a traveling consultant.  I posted about it a bit a few months back.  I travel around to various clients every single week, Monday through Thursday.  EVERY.WEEK.  So, up until a few weeks ago, all of my running was done in and around hotels.  It took some getting used to - but after a while just like the herps it is all that I have ever known so it becomes the norm.

Now however, I'm at home!  Hooray!!  However, my habits have certainly changed.  Gone are my 2 hours a day of mindlessly surfing the internet in my underwear - only putting on pants frantically when room service arrives..... usually.  Instead, I do the family man thing.  Hang with the kiddo, make dinner, and take out the trash - the first two of course being pants optional.  It has been a life altering change - for the better.  However, it is different, and that takes some time.

Has anyone else experienced a change recently that threw them into a totally new routine?  New Job?  New kid? New poop schedule? New running partner?

But, I suppose it is all for the better.  This little guy (after spitting up and looking rather surprised at mom taking a picture of it) is worth it.

35 comments:

Julie said...

Oh WOW! He is CUTE!

Nej said...

He it TOTALLY worth it! What a sweetheart!!!!!!

My google reader says I have 610 posts waiting for me to read. Ugh!

Congrats on the nomination!!!!

Whitney said...

New baby, just like you. And now I'm back at work and I ACHE for my little baby (and not just a lactating ache).

C2Iowa said...

He needs a I am Boring shirt!

Congrats on the nomination and being home more.

Chanda M. DeFoor said...

Cute little baby! The shirt is appropriate!

Jamoosh said...

I have done my part (multiple times)!

tahoegirl said...

You have had a few HUGE changes to your life at the same time. It will take time to adjust but soon you will wonder how you ever spent so much time away from home.

I started a new job 3 weeks ago and it threw me for a loop. I was so stressed I found it hard to want to get out of bed to exercise. Slowly it is getting better.

Adrienne said...

My other motto that I didn't post in my last blog is Adjust, adjust, adjust. The good news about true blogging friends is it doesn't matter how often you connect because when you finally do you can pick up right where you left off. Real world families definitely take priorities.

Rose said...

The sad thing about what I'm about to write is that I've already had my cup of coffee (and it's kicking in what what!):

I read "traveling consultant" as "I consult people on their traveling." And I thought "huh, like a travel agent, but I bet he helps people plan what to pack and who will feed their dog, too. What a cool job."

I guess it's going to be that kind of day.

Kimberly said...

What a handsome fella!

A kid, of sorts, has thrown off my routine. I've found myself with child and the fatigue that comes with growing a human means I'm sleeping later and blah, blah, blah I'm scrambling to find pants so I can squeeze in 4 miles and a shower.

Jess said...

Having a kid is a HUGE adjustment. One that takes a long time to acclimate too, and then just when you think yu have the hang of it, your wife will get knocked up again ;)

Katie said...

I was just on that site after seeing it on "Steve in a Speedos Blog" and I voted for both of you :D

Kid is adorable!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

That's the thing about little one's, they'll change your life and you'll never look back!

Tim Wilson said...

I too am a binge blog reader. I won't tell you how many unread my Google Reader shows right now.

Nick said...

How much Per vote? :)

Nitmos said...

First question: Who is Everymantri and why is he/it giving out awards?

Good luck!

Rebecca said...

Moving to D.C. 2 years ago messed up my running schedule. Then pregnancy brought it to a screeching halt. Although baby is now 1, I haven't managed to get a running routine going. Ug. This year! Yep, me, my double stroller, and 2 screaming kids will be hitting the pavement..... and I mean it.

Amber said...

Totally voted for you. The baby is your ace in the hole. :)

Andrew Opala said...

Excellent ... see you next month!

kilax said...

Aww, Hayden. Adam, you don't have to ever comment on my blog again if you keep posting pics of him!

Whenever I travel, I read less blogs. And if I didn't commute 3 hours a day, I don't think I would ever read them!

Caroline said...

very cute little guy!
you got my vote!
congrats...not on getting my vote on the nomination!!!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Just finished voting for DC Rainmaker AGAIN. If you reset your cookies, you can vote multiple times. PEOPLE, do not let this boredom take over the world!

Detroit Runner said...

I voted for you. I also have a new job and the schedule is changing. More hours :( but I am closer to home 10 minute drive and I can work from home and work more hours :(

Jill said...

Congrats on the award - yayyyyy!

And wow o wow, he is so precious. And yep, I think he's worth the fact you haven't read my blog since he was born. ;)

Ironman By Thirty said...

I wanted to vote for your son, but because he was not an option, I voted for you. Anyone that blogs on the crapper is worthy of a vote or two.

Katie V. said...

aw, what a cutie! New schedule every few months (rotating between school and internships).

Chris K said...

I submitted a "write in" vote for Andrew. Way to pander to the voters Adam with your adorable pic of Jr.

Zaneta said...

LOVE the kiddo! So cute!! :D

I recently got engaged (DEC 2) and am getting married on June 25, 2011 so throw wedding planning on top of 2 jobs and working out/running... yeah, its definitely thrown me off my "normal" routine ;)

Detroit Runner said...

Adam - see my blog today for your award. Thanks.

The Sean said...

Amen Brother.

giraffy said...

I'm in the midst of a giant change (kidlet with leukemia) that has tossed a wrench in all types of things. It's only been 2 weeks, and I'm still overwhelmed with the changes. Where does my half training fit in when I'm living in a hospital (going on day 13...), have two other kids to get to/from school and fed, bathed, clothed, sometimes all in one day (kidding), a full time job, etc etc etc.

Like having a baby, it'll get under control. It just takes time. And flexibility.

funderson said...

I still wonder what the heck I did with all that TIME before having a baby... They are a lot of really awesome work. He is so cute!

The Laminator said...

The cute baby pic did it for me too =)

Ryan said...

Had kid 2 back in September, couple medical issues and still trying to get used to it... it;s all good though.

Laura said...

I have more time to read when I'm local, oddly enough. I work too long when I'm on the road, and then when I get home I just want to veg and revel in the idea of actually being HOME for once.

(This month I think I set a record - for the entire month of January, I've only slept in my own bed three nights).